December 2013

News - Planet Of The Running Apes

Gorilla RunnersSaturday, September 22 will see one of the most dramatic running events of 2012 when an anticipated 800 'gorillas' will make their way around the streets of central London. The Great Gorilla Run will attract runners from around the world dressed-up in gorilla suits and aiming to complete a 7k course to raise funds for the Gorilla Organization.

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News - Oxford Expands For 2012

James BelwoodFollowing last year's successful launch event, the second Oxford half marathon promises to be bigger and better in 2012 with a newly approved route. The new course will allow for an entry of 6,000, three times the number from last year's inaugural event last year. The route will combine the modern demands of a major mass participation event whilst also incorporating the charm of the historic University city. MINI Plant Oxford is the event sponsor.

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Runtalk - London Is Must Do

London MarathonThe ballot for the 2013 Virgin Marathon closed within 24 hours of it opening last week (April 30), presumably due to huge demand. A record 36,705 completed the race in glorious conditions this year in front of a television audience of around three million.

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New Competition - Stand Out With Brooks

Women's GTS 12Summer is upon us, and running in the dark is a thing of the past once again! Long, and hopefully hot, runs lie ahead of you for the next few months, so this is the perfect oportunity to get yourself some fresh summer running gear!

We're giving you the chance to brighten up your running wardrobe with a brilliant Brooks Apparel package, containing a pair of Adrenaline GTS 12s, an Essential Run Jacket and a pair of Infiniti Shorts.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is head over to our competitions page, where you can see all the prizes, and answer the question there!

Poll - Where Do You Run?

Poll ImageThe question of 'Where to run?' is an interesting one. Some people love to do their training in a dry indoor setting, while others long for the days of cooling rain to pound the pavements or hit the trails.

The leading choice this week is to run on the streets, with 35.9% of the vote. The next most popular choices are to hit the urban trails along with countryside running, both with 20.5%.

Let us know your thoughts on our polls page, or over on our facebook page

Race Listings

April Race Listings PageThis weekend's race results are now available online at southernrunningguide.com.

Check out the results and up and coming events on our race listing page here.

Don't forget that you can also add your race's details to our event listings by signing up here, and good luck to everyone racing over the coming week!

Current Issue - Spring Edition

Southern Running Guide Spring 2012 CoverThe 96-page spring issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is currently available.

This issue is packed with news, advice on improving your breathing technique, keeping your cupboards stocked with healthy food and our usual race listing and three month log-book.

We take a look at Adventure Running, and our regular race profile focuses on the Denbies 10 Mile. The spring issue also includes our fantastic equipment supplement and retailer listings as usual.

Find out where to pick up your FREE copy now!

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